Devonly Voices is a 60-strong choir based in Totnes, while The Singers Upstairs is a 35-strong choir based in Ashburton. Choir members come from all over South Devon including Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Ashburton and Totnes. The choirs are directed by Vicky Hadland and co-directed by Tao Hinton.
The emphasis is on having fun singing together in harmony. Our gatherings are informal and friendly and new members are always welcome. We even have a tea break! This gives us a chance to get to know each other even better.
Although many members have joined the choir from Vicky’s ‘Enjoy Your Voice’ classes, you don’t have to be an experienced singer to join in. All you need is the willingness to give it a try...
We learn by ear which means no written music although there are word sheets. We sing a wide variety of songs including rounds and harmonies from all around the world, contemporary, pop, gospel and doowap. Many of the arrangements are by Vicky and Tao.
We perform regular gigs and concerts, many for charity and to support the community. Devonly Voices raises over £1500 each year through its annual Concerts and Cabaret Evenings in support of WaterAid, ShelterBox, Rowcroft Hospice and other local charities.
We meet every Thursday evening in term times (please check for dates) from 7-9pm at The Totnes Natural Health Centre on The Plains, Totnes. Session costs £7.
New Members Always Welcome!
Start of Summer Term: Thursday April 16th
Half-term break: Thursday May 28th
End of Summer Term: Thursday July 23rd
The Singers Upstairs
Start of Summer Term: Thursday April 15th
Half-term break: Wednesday May 27th
End of Summer Term: Wednesday July 22nd
Harbour House Singers
Start of Summer Term: Tuesday April 21st
End of Summer Term: Tuesday July 14th
Start of Summer Term: Monday April 20th
No Choir: Monday May 4th, 25th
Devonly Voices 10-Year Cabaret
Our March cabaret evening celebrating a decade of Devonly Voices raised
a glorious total of £1278 for Devon Air Ambulance.
This follows our 2014 Winter Concert which raised a record £1,800 for the Rowcroft Hospice.